[Slackbuilds-users] Serious regression on Github archive URLs

Benjamin Trigona-Harany slackbuilds at jaxartes.net
Sat Aug 18 19:35:39 UTC 2018


On August 18, 2018 7:27:50 PM UTC, David Spencer <idlemoor at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
>Sorry, Eric and Dugan, but no.
>The whole point of using the URLs we have standardised on, and not the
>above pattern of URL (which has always been around), is to eliminate
>difference between having content disposition and not having content
>And it's not just the .info files we would need to modify but also all
>the SlackBuild files, to reinstate all the '|| tar xvf $VERSION.tar.gz'
>clauses (in their many variants) that we've worked so long to remove.
>This is a *regression*.  Github broke it and they need to fix it.

To echo David, my hope is that the old behaviour will be restored without having to make modifications to all the scripts, which is why the netrc trick is nice to tide folks over until that fix comes. It isn't meant to be a permanent solution. 


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